cold-shoulder 1 of 2

as in to snub
to deliberately ignore or treat rudely cold-shouldered by his old friends after his family had lost all of its money

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cold shoulder

2 of 2


as in silent treatment
treatment that is deliberately unfriendly at the party the two former friends consciously gave each other the cold shoulder

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“Cold-shoulder.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Jan. 2023.

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